Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Read about TECH CORPS in latest issue of Cable in the Classroom

Breathing Life into STEM:
Connecting science, technology, engineering, and math subjects to students’ lives makes the lessons real and the learning stick. Read more http://www.ciconline.org/cicmagazine-apr09

Sunday, March 29, 2009

TECH CORPS Ohio selected as IT Martini Charity Partner

TECH CORPS Ohio is pleased to announce it has been selected as the Charity Partner for the next IT Martini Hour 4!

Please join us, Thursday, April 9th at the Bar of Modern Art (BOMA) for IT Martini Hour 4.

Connect with Columbus IT Professionals, participate in an interactive panel discussion about "diversity" with Columbus IT Pros, explore innovative demos from Columbus-based start-ups and much more.

See you there!

To register for this event visit http://www.itmartini.com

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Commissioners Award Community Partnership Funding to TECH CORPS Ohio

During Tuesday's General Session meeting, Franklin County Commissioners approved a Community Partnership Grant for Tech Corps Ohio.
Tech Corps actively offers programs to young people in disadvantaged communities within Franklin County that foster science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, specifically education in information technology. Tech Corps Ohio prepares children for school and successful careers as adults.
The $30,000 in funding will provide after-school programs and summer activities to young people in disadvantaged communities within Franklin County. The programs will be designed to engage youth in information technology, increase their level of understanding and proficiency, and encourage further exploration of technology education and career pathways.
Tech Corp will also develop a website and portal which allows participants to build a virtual community in which they can communicate, share and collaborate in a safe, monitored space. The website portal will provide the necessary data to update and enhance program offerings as well as track students as they progress through Tech Corps Ohio and beyond.
"Our partnership with Tech Corps will ensure that many more of our students are prepared to seek the knowledge economy's tech jobs, which will increase by 67% in 2010," said Commissioner Paula Brooks. "Because jobs in the technical field are growing, we want our students in Franklin County to be equipped with those necessary technical skills."
"Engaging our children in educational activities that will make them better students and better employees in the future is critical to our society," said Commissioner Marilyn Brown. "Tech Corps offers these programs that will prepare them for success."
"Through the Tech Corps program, students of all ages will be able to expand their learning," said Commissioner John O'Grady. "Their programs allow students to work in the community and think about a future in a technical career."
Any parent or student interested in learning more about the Tech Corps programs should contact Tech Corps Ohio at 614.583.9211 or visit their website at www.techcorpsohio.org.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Summer Internships Needed!

Dear TECH CORPS Friends:

This year, with support from the Mayor's Office of Education, TECH CORPS Ohio launched a new program called City Student TECH CORPS 2.0 (http://techcorpsohio.org/index.php/city-student-tech-corps-20).

This is an AMAZING group of 20 TECH CORPS students who are interested and committed to expanding their exploration of educational and career opportunities in the field of technology.

We believe the training the students receive during the school year, should be applied in a real-world setting during the summer. That is why we are asking local employers to hire and pay one or more of our students this summer ($8/hr x 30hr/wk x 10 weeks).

Please join us for an Informational Meeting to learn more about this program and how another local company has already successfully hired and managed TECH CORPS interns.

Informational Meeting
Wed., February 18th 4:30pm to 6:00pm
TECH CORPS Ohio Computer Lab
(Located in the Gateway Health and Wellness Center)
112 Jefferson Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43215

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience (want to make sure I have enough goodies!)

*(Please feel free to forward this info on to other employers that might have an interest.)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New TECH CORPS Program: City Student TECH CORPS 2.0

City Student TECH CORPS 2.0 is an exciting new TECH CORPS Ohio (TCOH) program that offers City Student TECH CORPS graduates the opportunity to continue their exploration of educational and career opportunities in the field of technology.

The program offers students (14-18 years old) with 36 weeks of computer engineering and employment soft skills training. Tech-savvy instructors work in an informal education environment using TECH CORPS® curriculum to prepare students for Level II Technical Support Certification and to build their knowledge of IT educational and career pathways.

The TCOH/National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Jr. Chapter is also a component of this program. The Chapter introduces students to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics educational and career pathways.

Students who successfully complete the program will be assisted in securing a 10-week paid summer internship where they can apply their newly acquired skills.

City Student TECH CORPS 2.0 is sponsored by the City of Columbus, Mayor's Office of Education.

To learn more about CSTC 2.0 contact Director of Programs, Aung Nay.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

City Student TECH CORPS - 2008 Summer Internships

On June 16th, 75 City Student TECH CORPS (CSTC) students - who successfully completed the 32-week computer and soft skills training - started their 10-week PAID summer internships!

These 75 students will spend their summer applying their newly acquired skills in a real-world setting.

TECH CORPS Ohio wishes to thank the following Columbus employers for hosting our students:

AJ Enrichment Center - Academy Kids Learning Center – American Electric Power - City of Columbus, Department of Technology, GTC-3, & Recreations and Parks - COSI - Dehan Enterprises - Franklin County Treasurer’s Office – Franklin University – HBCU Connect – Miles-McClellan – Nationwide - Nationwide Children’s Hospital - Ohio Historical Society - The Ohio House of Representatives - The Ohio State University – Peggy’s Monogramming – University Area Enrichment Association

We will continue to post pictures and excerpts from the Student's journals.

Friday, May 9, 2008

3GWIT Wraps Up with Celebration at DeSales ES

Cincinnati, OH:

Women information technology (IT) professionals from Cintas and Fifth Third Bank pilot a multi-tier mentoring program for 11th grade girls from Mother of Mercy High School and St Ursula Academy, who will in turn mentor local 4th- 5th grade girls from Our Lady of Lourdes and DeSales elementary schools.
The INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati and TECH CORPS Ohio joined forces to bring a unique new opportunity to 60 bright, young women and girls: 20 in 11th grade and 40 in 4th- 5th grades.
"Three Generations of Women in Technology" (or "3GWIT") is a pilot program that combines the "Girl TECH CORPS" program of TECH CORPS Ohio, with the corporate mentoring initiatives of the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati.
Check out the girls' projects at http://www.saintursula.org/library/